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LikeHamilton Jan 30, 2015 5:52 PM

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Originally Posted by matt602 (Post 6895292)
If I recall correctly, there was a pretty bad fire at some point in it's lifetime that necessitated removing the roof line from the building. I believe it spent the rest of it's life after that mostly abandoned.

The fire destroyed the 3rd floor and it was removed. The rest was not closed in properly and basicly rotted to death in the elements.

LikeHamilton Jan 30, 2015 5:55 PM

There are some old pictures in this video.

History of Wastewater in Hamilton, Ontario

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKd0YWVp0bg

CaptainKirk Jan 31, 2015 1:03 AM

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/...ce&oe=552096DD

Dr Awesomesauce Jan 31, 2015 2:18 AM

^'One hour martinizing.' Dig it.

CaptainKirk Jan 31, 2015 3:57 PM

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/...dd&oe=55548C74

1960

The Gore Jan 31, 2015 4:07 PM

I like the flame on the Union Gas building

thistleclub Jan 31, 2015 4:13 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 6897042)

Nice view of the stretch from Charles to MacNab.

And yes, Union Gas Building apparently topped with a variant on the original flame trademark.

The Gore Jan 31, 2015 7:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 6896629)

What is the reason for the city's sign by-law?
Is it downtown only? I kinda like the hanging signs.

strackj Jan 31, 2015 8:55 PM

Trolleybuses in Gore Park 1991
 
Came across this video on YouTube showing some shots of the electric trolleybuses in May 1991. Some nice shots of the Eaton Centre/Jackson Square/Gore Park area (starting around 3:30 mark).

Video Link

Source: Michael Taylor on YouTube (link)

Not sure if this video has been posted in this thread yet, apologies if it has been already. The video's author has some additional videos of the Barton trolley route from around the same time on their page.

matt602 Jan 31, 2015 9:30 PM

Main Street used to be such a nice, urban street :(

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 1, 2015 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Gore (Post 6897225)
What is the reason for the city's sign by-law?
Is it downtown only? I kinda like the hanging signs.

Anecdotally, it's a safety issue. Yeah, ridiculous. Love the signage.

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 1, 2015 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strackj (Post 6897291)
Came across this video on YouTube showing some shots of the electric trolleybuses in May 1991. Some nice shots of the Eaton Centre/Jackson Square/Gore Park area (starting around 3:30 mark).

Video Link

Source: Michael Taylor on YouTube (link)

Not sure if this video has been posted in this thread yet, apologies if it has been already. The video's author has some additional videos of the Barton trolley route from around the same time on their page.

I think somebody posted it some time ago but don't apologise, it's a great video.

I love the old trolley buses. Quiet. Quick off the mark. No noxious fumes.

Yet another bad move by the City or Region or whomever was in charge back then.

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 1, 2015 1:28 AM

A nice look back at Hamilton's Chedoke Winter Sports Park via the Spec.

CaptainKirk Feb 1, 2015 6:17 PM

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/...c6&oe=555E8E54

Quote:

Gore Park looking east at Hughson in the 1950s. Between the two entrances to the underground washrooms is a vintage phone booth.
FB VH

CaptainKirk Feb 2, 2015 3:47 AM

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/...8d&oe=5551054D

CaptainKirk Feb 2, 2015 4:44 PM

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...732b7d829b1e5e

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 2, 2015 11:42 PM

^Nice. Again, that used to be a big city corner. Now? Not so much...

davidcappi Feb 3, 2015 1:54 AM

One day that lot will be developed, and it'll be a great day.

CaptainKirk Feb 3, 2015 3:12 AM

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...8eafbe44b5fa03

davidcappi Feb 3, 2015 6:15 AM

I'm so happy that building still stands. It's really unique and gorgeous.


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